Like most Cotswold retreats, you can expect to find plenty of country walks to enjoy here at The Trout but with the Thames drifting past our garden you’ll also have fantastic riverside strolls when you step out of your door.

Explore a quintessential British village

Grab your walking boots and choose between absorbing the rolling green vistas and medieval architecture that set the local villages apart along the picturesque pathways or head to the water and follow the iconic Thames Path National Trail which stretches all the way to the Thames Barrier, perfect for waterside hikes and long bike rides.

Whether you stick to the nearby paths or journey a little further out, you will surely find plenty of breathtaking picnic spots, filled with enchanting wildlife.

Our bed and breakfast accommodation has received a prestigious four gold star rating from The AA. Nestled in a peaceful courtyard adorned with blooming roses, our six rooms offer a true sense of home away from home. They are thoughtfully designed with vintage furnishings, feature vegan and environmentally conscious British bath and body products, boast either rain showers or elegant claw-foot tubs, and provide spacious double or kingsize beds.

Emphasizing the use of the finest local ingredients, especially the abundant fish and seafood from our local sources, The Trout Inn’s menus showcase seasonal dishes and innovative twists on traditional pub favourites.


Bampton has a rich history dating back to the Saxon period. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, highlighting its long-standing heritage.

The village features a mix of architectural styles, with many traditional Cotswold stone buildings that give it a timeless and picturesque appearance. You’ll find charming thatched cottages, historic houses, and well-preserved streets.

Bampton is famous for its Morris dancing tradition, known as “Bampton Morris.” This ancient folk dance has been performed in the village for centuries and is celebrated during various events and festivals.

The village has gained international recognition as it served as a filming location for the popular British television series “Downton Abbey.” The village’s St. Mary’s Church and other landmarks were featured in the show, attracting fans from around the world.


The Trout Inn is a short six-minute drive from Bampton.

Head south-west on Barn End towards Weald Street

Turn right onto Weald Street

Turn right onto Clanfield Road/A4095
Continue to follow A4095

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto High St/B4449

Continue onto Buckland Road for two miles.

The Trout Inn will be on your left before you cross the road bridge